Mumbai: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to allow participating students of international sports events to appear for Class X and XII board exams later. This means in case of clash of timetables of international events with board exams s, students can focus on sporting events and can appear for the board exams afterward. Only last year it had allowed nine Class X and XII students participating in international competitions to take the exams later. Through the circular issued to schools the board has decided to make it a policy.
“It has been decided to… extend such facilitation hereon to all such students whose CBSE board exams clash with their participation in any international sports event that is recognised by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and the student participates as a representative of India. For such students, their examination will be conducted at a later stage, at a date mutually convenient to the student and the board, before declaration of board results,” said the circular.
“Students may make a request in writing to the CBSE through their schools along with recommendations from SAI,” said the circular. A format of the SAI recommendation is available on the board’s website. Till January 31 participating students can inform the board’s regional offices.
Principals of various schools in the city welcomed the move. “It is a good initiative. Many students who want to take up sports as their career will benefit. The emphasis on sports by the board will also help boost the confidence of students,” said Kalpana Diwedi, principal, St Joseph High School.